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Howard Cosell (1918–1995)

When you think of the words honesty, straight from the shoulder, and tell it like it is, you think of one man: Howard Cosell. Howard is best remembered as the greatest sportscaster in the history of sports. His way with words and ability of telling like it was, brought him fame not only in America, but all over the world. Perhaps, no one will ever... See full bio »

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Known For

NFL Monday Night Football
NFL Monday Night Football Himself - Color Commentator / Himself - Color Commentator NBC
(1970-1983)
Battle of the Network Stars
(1976)
Johnny Be Good
Johnny Be Good Himself
(1988)

Filmography

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 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Ernie
- Casey at the Bat (1986) ... Ernie
 1984 Broadway Danny Rose
Howard Cosell
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Commentator
- Win One for the Gipper??? (1983) ... Commentator (voice)
 1972 Fol-de-Rol (TV Movie)
The Storyteller
 1971 Bananas
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Other Works:

Guest of honor on the ABC special "Testmonial Dinner Salute to Howard Cosell" for the Multiple Scelerosis Society with guests Milton Berle, Don Rickles, Steve Allen, David Steinberg, Burt Reynolds, Alex Karras and Don Meredith which aired May 21, 1973. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 6 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[While announcing an Monday Night Football game] "Films from tonight's game should be taken to schools all across the country as an example of a study in futility." See more »

Trivia:

In 1983, during a Monday Night Football matchup between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys, he referred to Redskins wide receiver Alvin Garrett as a "little monkey." Following two months of intense public pressure, he resigned from the MNF broadcast team. See more »

Trademark:

Commanding, nasally voice See more »

Nickname:

"Humble" Howard Cosell

Star Sign:

Aries

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